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  • Discovering the Psalms

    Content, Interpretation, Reception

    series Discovering series
    This introduction to the interpretation of the Psalms encourages in-depth study of the text and genuine grappling with the historical, literary and theological questions that it poses. It draws on a range of methodological approaches as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of understanding the text. It also reflects the growing scholarly attention to the reception history of the ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Is God a Moral Monster?

    Making Sense of the Old Testament God

    by Paul Copan ...
    A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A Year of Biblical Womanhood

    How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "Master"

    What is “biblical womanhood” . . . really?Strong-willed and independent, Rachel Held Evans couldn’t sew a button on a blouse before she embarked on a radical life experiment—a year of biblical womanhood. Intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans decides to try it for herself, vowing to take ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • A Survey of the Old Testament

    An indispensable guide for exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament.The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. A Survey of the Old Testament addresses background ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • Escaping from Eden

    Does Genesis Teach that the Human Race was Created by God or Engineered by ETs?

    by Paul Wallis ...
    The familiar stories of the book of Genesis affirm that God made the universe, planet earth, and you and me. However, various anomalies in the text clue us that we are not reading the original version of these stories. So what were the original narratives and what did they say about who we are and where we all came from? What was the earlier story of human origins, almost obliterated from the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Life Without Lack

    Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23

    Learn the secret of living with contentment, peace, and security.Pause for a moment and ask yourself what it would be like to be completely without fear. If you did not fear death. If you did not fear life and what it might bring. If you did not fear any man, or woman, or any living creature. How would you go about your days differently?In Life Without Lack, Dallas Willard revolutionizes our ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Doubter's Guide to the Bible

    Inside History’s Bestseller for Believers and Skeptics

    by John Dickson ...
    A concise account of the whole biblical narrative and what it means—as well as the beliefs and lifestyle it inspires—for those observing Christianity from the outside, especially those who think there are good reasons not to believe.A Doubter's Guide to the Bible charts a biblical roadmap from the story of creation to the fulfillment of creation, answering many of the most frequently asked ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • In the Beginning

    A New Interpretation of Genesis

    The foundation stone of Jewish and Christian scriptures, the power of the Book of Genesis lies in its stories - Creation, the Fall, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham, Jacob and Joseph. These ancient tales illuminate some of our most enduring and profound problems: cowardice, the struggle with evil, the difficulty of facing past mistakes, achieving a true understanding of our innermost selves. Karen ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Theology of the Old Testament

    Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy

    In this powerful book, Walter Brueggemann moves the discussion of Old Testament theology beyond the dominant models of previous generations.Brueggemann focuses on the metaphor and imagery of the courtroom trial in order to regard the theological substance of the Old Testament as a series of claims asserted for Yahweh, the God of Israel. This provides a context that attends to pluralism in every ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

  • The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

    by Robert Alter ...
    One of Newsweek’s Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.A cornerstone of the scriptural canon, the Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of the Five Books of Moses was hailed as a “godsend” by Seamus Heaney and a “masterpiece” ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament

    A Book-by-Book Survey

    The groundbreaking Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (DTIB) introduced readers to key names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. It has been well received by pastors and students, won book awards from Christianity Today and the Catholic Press Association, and was named the ECPA 2006 Christian Book of the Year. Theological Interpretation of the Old ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Faith of Israel

    A Theological Survey of the Old Testament

    This comprehensive survey introduces students to the theological emphaises of the entire Old Testament, from Genesis through Malachi. ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • 101 Myths of the Bible

    How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History

    In his startling book, Gary Greenberg exposes the reality behind the greatest story ever told. Learn about the Egyptian myths and ancient folklore that survive in one of history's most sacred texts, and discover how:-King David's bodyguard, not David, killed Goliath-Noah's Ark did not land on Mount Ararat-Samson did not pull down a Philistine temple-There are at least two versions of the Ten ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Handbook on the Pentateuch

    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

    In this introduction to the first five books of the Old Testament, Victor Hamilton moves chapter by chapter through the Pentateuch, examining the content, structure, and theology. Hamilton surveys each major thematic unit of the Pentateuch and offers useful commentary on overarching themes and connections between Old Testament texts. ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

    by Robert Alter ...
    "A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book WorldThrough a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

  • The First 2,000 Years

    From Adam to Abraham

    series Thousand Years
    Much about the early history of mankind had become entirely lost until the restoration of the gospel. These details about the first 2,000 years of human history are all to be found in this exciting volume. We now know that Adam and Eve had two generations of children before Cain and Abel were born. The exact year of the Great Flood can now be calculated. Details about the golden age of Enoch are ... Read more

    $10.20 AUD

  • Haggai, Zechariah

    by Mark J. Boda ...
    series The NIV Application Commentary
    The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context.To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections:Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.Bridging Contexts. A bridge ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Ecclesiastes (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

    series Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms
    Respected Old Testament scholar Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the well-received Drama of Scripture, provides a careful exegetical reading of Ecclesiastes in this addition to the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. Along with helpful translation and commentary, Ecclesiastes considers the theological implications of the text and its literary, historical, and grammatical ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

  • Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

    series Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms
    Veteran Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most intriguing books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text.In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, this volume considers theological implications of the wisdom texts found in the book of Job as well ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • Proverbs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

    series Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms
    With Proverbs, veteran Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most frequently quoted and visited books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text.In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, Proverbs considers theological implications of these wisdom ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • Matthew

    series The Expositor's Bible Commentary
    Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Naked Bible

    Undressing the Bible: in Hebrew, the Old Testament speaks for itself, explicitly and transparently. It tells of mysterious beings, special and powerful ones, that appeared on Earth.*Aliens?Former earthlings?Superior civilizations, that have always been present on our planet?*Creators, manipulators, geneticists. Aviators, warriors, despotic rulers. And scientists, possessing very advanced knowledge ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Agents of Babylon

    What the Prophecies of Daniel Tell Us about the End of Days

    In his #1 New York Times bestseller Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah explored the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players. Now, in the much-anticipated follow-up, Agents of Babylon, Dr. Jeremiah examines prophecy through the eyes of the characters in the book of Daniel, explains what the prophecies mean, and helps us understand how these prophetic ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy

    by David Bokovoy ...
    Book Description:For the last two centuries, biblical scholars have made discoveries and insights about the Old Testament that have greatly changed the way in which the authorship of these ancient scriptures has been understood. In the first of three volumes spanning the entire Hebrew Bible, David Bokovoy dives into the Pentateuch, showing how and why textual criticism has led biblical scholars ... Read more

    $33.73 AUD